Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 14, 2017

LOT 265

MINERVA SINGLE-BUTTON CHRONOGRAPH, ENAMEL DIAL, PINK GOLD-PLATED Minerva, Villeret, Suisse, movement No. 1608742, case No. 364141. Made circa 1930. Fine and rare, large, pink gold-plated wristwatch with single-button chronograph, register and tachometer.

CHF 2,000 - 4,000

HKD 16,000 - 32,000 / USD 2,000 - 4,000

Sold: CHF 3,750

Three-body, polished, curved bezel, curved lugs, olive-shaped button at 2 for the start/stop and return-to-zero functions of the chronograph, hinged back. White enamel with black Arabic numerals, outer minutes and fifths of a second divisions, outer red telemeter scale, inner tachometer scale, subsidiary seconds and 30-minute registers. Blued steel Breguet hands. 17 ```, rhodium plated, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, index regulator.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 3-8*


Slightly scratched

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 45.5 mm. THICKNESS 14.5 mm.